I'm a product designer for the curious minded.
And I'm lucky.
Every day I get work with some of the sharpest minds I've ever known while serving as UX Lead for TED. We work hard to produce engaging products and features for our growing community of inquisitive souls.
Prior to TED, I consulted with New England based startups and was an Art Director for ESPN, where I advanced front-end design standards and helped pioneer the first live sports applications.
Before ESPN, I worked for some of Colorado's top design agencies, leading interactive projects for clients like Spyder, Steamboat, and HP.
My academic background is best described as a frankenstein mashup of computer science, engineering and communication design from three different universities, finally settling on a B.S. from Michigan Technological University.
Offline I like to learn about science, social psychology, human behavior and generally what makes people do what they do.
TEDWomen 2015, TED2015, TED2014, TEDGlobal 2013, TED2013, TEDGlobal 2012, TED2012
I'm passionate about
I'm passionate about lots of things, but lately about what makes people do irrational things, make poor decisions, succumb to logical fallacies, and be influenced by their biases.
Talk to me about
Design, Human Irrationality, The Future
People don't know I'm good at
Singing. Not that I'm spectacular or anything, but people always seem surprised to learn I was in a boychoir for four years, and even performed as far away as Moscow.